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Is There A Relationship Between Eye Floaters And Depression
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
I recently found out I have birthmark at back of my eye.I also experience eye floaters and am wondering if there is a connection?
Most birthmarks are: stable, and your retinologist or eye doctor/surgeon can tell for sure. If it's flat and has remained unchanged, then it's less likely to be causing any floaters. If you have a retinal detachment, you could see massive amounts of floaters. But the usual one or two floaters are usually not related to these birthmarks. It's from the vitreous humor aging & changing, and causing shadows on the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticing eye floaters after sinus mucocele surgery. Is there a connection? Will it go away with time?
Not related: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different cause: Floaters are debris suspended in the vitreous which can be seen in the proper light if they are near the central visual axis. Entoptic phenomena are natural and interesting objects in the visual view - the most common being the "flying corpuscle" view of your actual blood vessels in the center of the back of the eye. They are not pathologic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal v. abnormal: Entoptic phenomena are patterns and sensations which are part of the normal visual system which is not perfect. Floaters are objects introduced into the visual axis which can be seen in certain light circumstances. While floaters are not usually harmful, they can be annoying and may be a first sign of a problem. Consult with your ophthalmologist to sort these out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scotomas are blind: spots. This becomes important if the blind spot increases in size, and this can be determined best with visual fields screening, as it can point to other causes that may not be known by just dilated fundoscopic exam alone. So, thanks for asking an important question, and glad you got a retinal exam, as your doctor must have given you a diagnosis, and prognosis. ...Read more
Entoptic=(internal-: Optical) entoptic phenomenon are any optical images that are generated internally from within the eye. These are usually due to traction on the retina, movement of cells in the fine retinal and choroidal vessels, and movements of debris and particles within the vitreous. So one type of entoptic phenomenon is a floater. If you are experiencing such symptoms, get a retinal exam. ...Read more
No: Blood pressure can most definitely impact the health of the eye. Most commonly we see changes in the blood vessels in the back of the eye. These can lead to blockages or obstructions of blood flow that lead to visual loss. Floaters on the other hand are a harmless (though annoying) consequence of the natural aging process of the eye most of the time. ...Read more
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